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public swearing in and inaugural parade and witness the start of the second half of barack obama's historic presidency. we have full coverage of the second inauguration and we start with nbc's peter alexander across the street from the white house at lafayette park. peter, good evening. >> reporter: lester, good evening to you. the first family will watch that inaugural parade right behind us. this is pennsylvania avenue and that is the reviewing stand where they will sit. but before the festivities can begin, the president today had to take care of some constitutional business. >> i, barack hussein obama, do solemnly swear -- >> reporter: the ceremony was as intimate as it was brief. inside the white house, joined by his immediate family, president obama was sworn in by justice john roberts, who after famously flubbing the words four years ago, this time read from a printed script. >> that i will faithfully execute -- >> that i will faithfully execute. >> -- the office of president of the united states. >> the office of president of the united states. >> reporter: the presidenti
historic day for the newly re-elected president. >> i barack hussein obama do solemnly swear -- >> for the 44th president of the united states, his position already cemented in the history books, this was the crowning moment. his reward after a bruising campaign, his entry into the even more exclusive club of two-term presidents. >> thank you. >> the presidents' day started with morning services at the place they call, for good reason, the church of the president, st. john's across the street from the white house. across washington, hundreds of thousands of people were already beginning to gather on the national mall. as the obamas left church, choirs performed at the capitol for the early arrivals ♪ ♪ this land was made for you and me ♪ >> back at the white house and following tradition, the president hosted congressional leaders for coffee. ♪ while across town on the inaugural stand, distinguished guests took their places. the justices of the supreme court, former president and mrs. carter, former president and secretary clinton. at mid morning, the presidential pro
with the 40th anniversary of the roe vs. wade decision. >>> a federal appeals court has dealt president obama a big legal setback tonight and given republicans who charged that he acted improperly when he made some job appointments a huge victory. this is about what presidents get to do when congress is out of town, and this could affect all future presidents. our justice correspondent, pete williams, is with us from our newsroom with the details tonight. pete, good evening. >> reporter: brian, if this ruling stands, it will virtually eliminate a power that presidents of both parties have used for over a century. the constitution gives the president power, quote, to fill up all vacancies that may happen during the recess of the senate. president obama invoked that recess appointment power a year ago to fill vacancies that senate republicans refused to act on. three spots on the national labor relations board and richard cordray to run the new consumer financial protection bureau. but today a three-judge panel of the federal appeals court in washington said that power can only be used between
today to keep the spotlight on gun violence and to back the obama administration's push for stricter gun laws. gun rights supporters are finding ways to demonstrate their own passions over the issue. nbc news white house correspondent kristen welker joins us now with more. kristen? >> reporter: lester, good evening. today's rally was organized by advocacy groups, one million moms for gun control. it was a day filled with emotion but also reality. the nation is still sharply divided when it comes to guns. a ground swell of support for stiffer gun laws and thousands rallied in washington to call for change in the wake of the newtown shooting, holding signs bearing the names of those lost and speaking their minds. >> no more. it's time to do something about it. >> we can and must free our nation of this scourge of gun violence. >> reporter: among the crowds mothers who have lost children to guns, elected officials, and parents from the newtown community. >> we're grieving but hopeful that something so atrocious can bring about some change. >> reporter: smaller gun control rallies across the
the list of things that need to be addressed. an invigorated president obama joined in a prayer service this morning. and this afternoon, along with the first lady and bo, surprise supporters, a moment captured by the white house and streamed on the web. on monday, resolve, defending entitlements and calling for action on climate change and gay rights, a broad liberal agenda. >> but we reject the belief that america must choose between caring for the generation that built this country and investing in the generation that will build its future. >> reporter: the president, once criticized by his own party's left for caving into republicans, seemed emboldened by his reelection and ready for a fight. >> yesterday's speech at the capitol was not about bipartisanship. it was about the agenda that barack obama, a democrat, the direction he wants to take the country. republicans can come along if they'd like. >> reporter: on the other end of pennsylvania avenue, minority leader mitch mcconnell congratulated the president before he accused mr. obama of being hyperpartisan. >> the era of liberali
, as president obama pushes his second term agenda. nbc's peter alexander is at the white house and has more on that. hi, peter. >> reporter: lester, good evening to you. the president isn't wasting in i time in his second term, tackling two of his top priorities. specifically on immigration, one democratic senator said measures formerly off the table are now back up for discussion. barely a week into his second term, president obama is preparing to dive into the contentious issue of immigration, with a major speech set for las vegas tuesday. the president is expected to push for improving border security you expanding the system for employers to verify their workers a legal status and perhaps most controversially, creating a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants. >> we can't go on forever with 11 million people living in this country in the shadows in an illegal status. >> we are committed to a comprehensive approach to finally in this country have an immigration law that we can live with. >> reporter: a bipartisan group of six seine stores planning to unveil its immigration reform pro
constitution that was recently approved in a referendum. there is no indication that president obama mor president morsi is going to acquiesce so you can expect several more weeks and months perhaps of street fighting. >>> in this country more peaceful scenes as large numbers of people took to the streets in washington and other cities today to keep the spotlight on gun violence and to back the obama spragsadministration's pu stricter gun laws. gun rights supporters are finding ways to demonstrate their own passions over the issue. nbc news white house correspondent kristen welker joins us now with more. >> reporter: lester, good evening. today's rally was organized by advocacy groups, one million moms for gun control. it was a day filled with emotion but also reality. the nation is still sharply divided when it comes to guns. a ground swell of support for stiffer gun laws and thousands rallied in washington to call for change in the wake of the newtown shooting, holding signs bearing the names of those lost and speaking their minds. >> no more. it's time to do something about it. >> we
, jim miklaszewski. jim, good evening. >> reporter: president obama praised the pentagon's decision to open combat roles to women. and of the 152 u.s. service women who died in iraq and afghanistan, he called them patriots, whose sacrifices show that valor knows no gender. with the stroke of a pen, defense secretary leon panetta and joint chiefs chairman general martin dempsey today lifted the 20-year ban against women in combat. panetta said the new policy is finally catching up with the brutal reality on the ground in iraq and afghanistan. >> female service members have faced the reality of combat, proven their willingness to fight, and yes, to die to defend their fellow americans. >> reporter: it first hit dempsey during a battlefield tour. >> i hopped into the upper armor humvee and slapped the turret around, and i said who are you and she said, i'm amanda. and i said okay. >> lifting the ban potentially opens all combat positions to women, including special operations like the elite navy s.e.a.l.s and army's delta force. but they'll first have to meet the most demanding physica
. >> for me, this is not just a matter of policy, it's personal. i stood next to president obama as the marines carried those flag-draped caskets off the plane at andrews. i put my arms around the mothers and fathers, the sisters and brothers, the sons and daughters and the wives left alone to raise their children. >> reporter: she said she takes responsibility for what happened. >> as i have said many times, i take responsibility, and nobody is more committed to getting this right. >> reporter: her critics were not disarmed. they wanted to know why couldn't ambassador chris stevens and three other americans be rescued. why were repeated security warnings ignored, including a cable from the ambassador on 9/11, the day of the attack, the day he was killed. >> i'm glad you're accepting responsibility. i think that ultimately, with your leaving, you accept the culpability for the worst tragedy since 9/11. and i really mean that. had i been president at the time, and i found that you did not read the cables from benghazi, you did not read the cables from ambassador stevens, i would h
about being raised by two mothers. and both barack obama and mitt romney said during the campaign that the boy scouts should change the policy. but tonight, the southern baptist convention says it's saddened by the news. churches sponsor well over half the nation's 116,000 local scouting organizations. >> the boy scouts' national board societies on this next week and tonight's insiders predict it will pass handily and then take effect june 1st, brian. >> pete williams in our d.c. newsroom having broken the story earlier today. pete, thanks. >>> and now to our weather, making news again, specifically another huge temperature swing. in the midwest, after a dangerous ice storm yesterday, it felt like spring today. but that's before the coming temperature change of around 50 degrees. weather channel meteorologist chris warren is with us. chris, these numbers are incredible. >> they really are, brian. an all-time january high in topeka, kansas today. 77 degrees. many southern locations feeling these unusually warm temperature readings, looking at temperatures into the upper 70s in some
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